Launch of Testing Ground 02: Other Sides

The second issue of TESTING-GROUND journal will be launched on Thursday 27 June at the University of Greenwich as part of the London Festival of Architecture. TESTING-GROUND is a design research journal focused on research, experimentation and design of landscapes, cities and territories. The second issue is titled ‘Other Sides’ and features contributions by Eyal Weizman, LéopoldContinue reading “Launch of Testing Ground 02: Other Sides”

ISSUE 02: OTHER SIDES

What resides on the other side can cause fear, concern, intrigue, delight and fascination. Neighbouring and distant lands are destinations to visit, invade, occupy and separate ourselves from. Many territorial borders are marked with walls and fences or have settled along rivers and ridges of mountains. These socially and architecturally constructed landscapes contrast with citiesContinue reading “ISSUE 02: OTHER SIDES”

TESTING-GROUND

TESTING-GROUND is a design research journal focused on research, experimentation and design of landscapes, cities and territories.  It provides a platform to critique established urban theory and a place to investigate emerging architectural, political, and ecological concepts. The focus of each issue emerges from collaborative workshops which explore specific ideas and concerns. Contributors to TESTING-GROUND haveContinue reading “TESTING-GROUND”

ISSUE 01: TRAJECTORIES

In the opening essay of his book Discovering the Vernacular Landscape, J.B. Jackson describes landscape as ‘a space deliberately created to deliberately speed up or slow down the process of nature’ (1984:8). This conception of landscape suggests that sites have a trajectory and a momentum which we can study and creatively engage with. The first issueContinue reading “ISSUE 01: TRAJECTORIES”